Mishi Mboko cleared of hate speech charges

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The Mombasa Law Courts on Friday acquitted Mombasa Women representative Mishi Mboko of hate speech charges.
Mombasa Chief Magistrate Julius Nangea said that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Mboko’s utterance were against the law.
Nangea said that Mboko’s remarks about revolution and people’s revolution did not violate any provision of the constitution.
“The prosecution was further required to file a Prima facie case against the accused but because of lack of evidence, that was not done and it was not possible too,” said the Magistrate.
Mboko made the remarks on the June 1st, 2014 during Madaraka day celebrations at Tononoka grounds.
“Kenyans are going to bring a revolution to this Country. Enough is enough; we are tired. The revolution is with the people and sovereignty is with the people. The revolution is with the people. People power! People power!” she was quoted as saying.
In 2014 when she appeared in court for the first time, Mboko denied the charges.
In her last appearance before the court last year, Mishi Mboko through her lawyer James Orengo appealed to the court to terminate her case citing lack of evidence.
On his part, Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho said that the case was only an indicator that the Jubilee government is targeting opposition leaders.
“We will not be intimidated by the Jubilee government; we will pursue what is rightful for Kenyans and we will ensure the Jubilee government goes home come august 8th,” said Joho.
While addressing the press outside the Mombasa Law Courts on Friday, Orengo said the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) was being misused by the Jubilee government to harass opposition leaders.
See Also: Joho: I will go where my people are

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